Surface Go with QPR

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Wednesday 28th November 2018 | Loftus Road Stadium, London

A unique, hands-on breakfast workshop at the home of Queens Park Rangers Football Club to showcase how the Surface family of Microsoft devices support learning anywhere.

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Why attend?

Hear and see first-hand why Surface is the trusted brand from Microsoft offering secure, easy-to-manage devices that are ready to go wherever young minds will take them in education. The Following Surface devices will be available for you to try for yourself:


Surface Go | Surface Laptop | Surface Pro | Surface Book 2 | Surface Studio


You will hear from our friends at Zioxi and get to see how school furniture is supplementing technology and shaping the classroom of the future as well as Microsoft and Academia Group speakers around how the Surface family supports learning anywhere.


Finally, you will hear from our partners at QPR about their work in the local community, as well as have the chance to take a free tour of the famous Loftus Road stadium with a club ambassador.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in Microsoft for Education integration in their school, college or university or looking to change their classroom technology set up.


Get a chance to win a Surface Go with signature keyboard and pen when registering for our event.

Day Schedule



Registration with complimentary Breakfast


Introduction From Academia for Education – Brad Chuck, Marketing Manager for Academia Group


Welcome from QPR – Club Ambassador to welcome delegates overview the QPR in the Community programme


Introducing the Surface Family – Steve Beswick, Education Business Development Direct for Microsoft


Academia for education – Surface in the Classroom – presentation from Tom Able Green, Educations Solutions Manager for Academia Group.


Zioxi for Microsoft – Furniture in the Classroom, presentation from the Zioxi Consultation team on latest furniture technology


Hands on with Surface – Meet the surface family with experts from Microsoft – Use and experience the devices for yourself

12.00pm - 1pm

Free tour of QPR by club officials, including pitch inspection and behind the scenes look at the day to day function of a football club


Paul Hutton

Paul Hutton


Paul is a highly experienced teacher and engaging presenter across all ages and phases. He is passionate about inspiring quality learning, exploiting creativity and enabling all users to show their learning with technologies in a wide range of contexts.


In addition to teaching in the UK he taught in France and in Australia; he led ICT development as a local authority consultant for a decade, worked in leadership teams and served as vice chair on a school governing body. Paul is an Apple Distinguished Educator and an Apple Education Trainer.

Tom Able-Green

Tom Able-Green


Tom is our Education Solutions Manager and responsible for the Apple’s proposition from Academia in terms of a strategic teaching and learning perspective across all education sectors from Early Years to Higher Education including SEND.

Simon Pile

Simon Pile


Simon is a passionate educator who puts creativity at the heart of the curriculum. In the classroom he looks to inspire learners to think differently about what technology can do for them. As a result, the children in his classrooms are authentic creators who use film, radio and the power of the written word to share their work with a global audience.


In addition, Simon runs the Brent Apple Regional Training Centre, is an Apple Distinguished Educator and sits on the Apple Education Advisory Board. He is also an Into Film Ambassador and Editorial Board Member on the London Grid for Learning. In 2016 he was chosen as Teacher of the Year at the National Into Film Awards.

Jo Maule

Jo Maule


Jo is the E-Learning Manager at a high-performing independent girls school on the sunny south coast. All pupils, aged 3-18 have 1:1 iPads, plus staff, with approximately 700 iPads to manage on a daily basis. Jo is also the Apple Regional Training Centre Manager, as well as being responsible for staff training and assisting teachers in embedding technology into the curriculum. Coming from a military and IT background, Jo is passionate about technology and learning, as well as scuba diving, boxing and cinema.

Spaces will be limited for this free event so register today to book your place

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